April 16, 2013
Taste of Cape Town 2013: Photos and video
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
"Delicious" is too mundane a word to describe the 2013 Taste of Cape Town festival. So is "scrumptious". Because this year’s event was simply DIVINE!
Now in its sixth year, Taste of Cape Town was held at the chic Green Point Cricket Club from Thursday April 11 to Sunday 14 April, 2013, with some spectacular upgrades and additions that added to its phenomenal success.
In addition to the usual foodie suspects – which included the Brasserie, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa's Azure Restaurant, Beefcakes Burger Bar and De Grendel – the 2013 festival boasted an impressive line-up of entertainment, cooking demonstrations at the Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience, and the fill-your-glass-worthy Taste Craft Beer Project, a showcase of more than 18 of South Africa’s best quality craft beers on tap.
When I wasn’t indulging to my heart’s content in über-delicious hot chocolate and other offerings at the decadent Lindt Chocolatier stand, I was feasting my eyes on the entertainment at the Cape Town Angels Benefit Stage. My favourite act was the Rage of Fire and yes, they looked good enough to eat!
The Cape Town Angels project, a non-profit organisation that boosts other social responsibility initiatives and develops community-based projects, is one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds of the Taste of Cape Town festival.
I interviewed Barbara Loots and Charmaine van der Merwe, two of the Cape Town Angels, about the Benefit Stage, the magic of Taste and why they love Cape Town:
Here are few more yummy photos of the 2013 Taste of Cape Town: